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Join Us


Become a Member

Over 40 communities have joined California Main Street since 1986. We invite you to join the new California Main Street Alliance (CAMSA), which offers more benefits and services than ever before and ample opportunities to connect to peers across the state and country.

Submit your application today and join the following communities:

Bellflower | Benicia | Brentwood | Cardiff-by-the-Sea | Carlsbad | Chico | Coachella | Coronado | Encinitas | Eureka | Fremont | Gilroy | Grass Valley | Hanford | Hollister | Leucadia | Livermore | Mariposa | Martinez | Ocean Beach | Oakland |
Oceanside | Paso Robles | Pleasanton | Redding | Richmond | San Luis Obispo

Join Us

Whether you are a seasoned Main Street America program, a municipality just getting started in your revitalization effort, CAMSA membership has something to offer for you. Join today to gain access to:

  • Complimentary registration for conferences, workshops, and webinars;
  • Discount on in-person technical services from experts in the field;
  • One-on-one helpline support;
  • Access to grants and special programs;
  • And so much more!

Interested in joining? Contact Amanda Elliott, Director of the California Main Street Program, at

Questions? Please contact us at

The Details

  • Annual CAMSA membership dues are $1,675, beginning on January 15, 2020.
  • The deadline for 2020 membership enrollment is January 6, 2020. Once you enroll, your new membership term will begin January 15, 2020. Missed the deadline and still interested in joining? Contact us at  

  • You can opt for split billing on membership dues. When you enroll, you can choose to have the full $1,675 member dues billed in January, or divided between January and July.
  • If you were a CAMSA member in 2019, you will receive your 2020 membership renewal information via email.  

Take Your Membership to the Next Level

Being a Main Street America Accredited community is a mark of distinction that signifies commitment to comprehensive revitalization, community engagement, and rigorous outcome measurement. Accredited programs have a proven track record of success in planning, implementing, and measuring results that align with the Main Street Approach and have met a series of 10 national standards of performance. Check out additional details below.

  • Accreditation will require an on-site visit from a National Main Street Center technical services staff member to assess if the program is meeting the 10 standards.
  • Accreditation is not guaranteed, but CAMSA and NMSC will work with programs who do not achieve accreditation to build their foundation in order to achieve accreditation in future years.
  • Accreditation will be good for a three-year term, as long as the CAMSA member is in good standing.
National Accreditation eligibility is available to all CAMSA members for an additional fee. Learn more.

About Us

CAMSA works with communities across the state to revitalize downtowns and commercial districts.


The Approach

The Main Street Approach is a time-tested framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization.


Contact Us

Have a question or interested in learning more? Please contact us - we are here to help!